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The Original with a few RAW processing tweeks
The Albumen Print Preset from On1 Photo Raw 2017
The Bokeh Large Preset from On1 Photo Raw 2017
This week Nancy’s (Nancy Merrill Photography) A Photo a Week Challenge is to play with post processing in a series of three photographs. I selected this group of women sitting along Boulevard de San Rafael in Havana, Cuba. The Boulevard area is where locals shop (though many of the stores are closed or carry little merchandise) and hang out. I wandered down the boulevard and stopped to take instant pictures of a group of kids. The two women on the left kept hassling me to take their picture. I had a limited number of sheets of film but I gave in. Then the third woman joined them, and they started loudly demanding I take another picture. I did it, just to shut them up, and I then asked if I could take their picture. The woman on the left is holding one of the instant photos instead of looking at the camera. If the final of the three treatments seems a bit odd, it reflects my annoyance.
A Photo A Week: It All Depends on What You Want
In honor of International Women’s Day, Sylvan has challenged us to highlight pictures of women: “Simple, strong, loving the art and the ideal, brave and free too, the woman of tomorrow will want neither dominate nor be dominated” Louise Michel.
Many women inspire me but I am so proud of my sisters and nieces and the mark they have left or will leave on the world. They are caring, intelligent, creative, loving women. I cherish them. When we are together we laugh, argue (to the dismay of some), voice our opinions (to the dismay of others), and sing (to the dismay of many). We are individuals yet share a bond which can’t be broken. Celebrate them with me.
SL-Week 36: Women